There’s a great, cozy little show called Detectorists that centers around a couple of old friends and their frequently fruitless hobby scanning the countryside with metal detectors, ostensibly in search of some great unknown treasure.
The show, of course, isn’t really about metal detectors, it’s about friendship and fulfillment and life and love and all that good stuff. But still – it did get me wondering about people who actually spend their time doing these things, and what they might find out there.
Lucky for me, I don’t have to search long. Reddit is here with plenty of answers.
15. Spoils of war
Dang sun, that’s a whole gun!
14. Dog tags
Very nice of you to return them.
13. More dog tags!
12. The lost ring!
What a nice little story.
Wow, this was really cool. Landlady saw me metal detecting in the yard and told me she had lost a treasured silver ring she got in Bali 5 years ago in her garden. I found it in an hour, she was almost crying. Detectorists are your friends! from metaldetecting
11. VERY old money
I wonder what that’s worth?
10. 15th century jewelry
That’s definitely something for a museum.
Update: The ring I found earlier this year has been identified as late medieval dating around 1450. Due to its age and material I am obliged to report it and auction it to museums. from metaldetecting
9. An 1851 dollar
This had the equivalent buying power that about 30 bucks has today.
8. Beautiful Squidward
Where did this come from and why?
7. Hammered coin
Let’s celebrate by getting hammered!
6. Real old 7up
Hate to break it to you but that’s probably flat by now.
5. The silver metal
It’s first place in my heart!
4. Diamond ring
Look at it shine.
3. Carnival medallion
Was it law for a while that you had to put an eagle on absolutely everything?
2. The upvote
As the prophecy foretold!
1. A treasure trove
What a weird way to propose.
The real treasures are the friends we made along the way. Also treasure.
Have you ever found anything cool?
Tell us about it in the comments.